Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1440-1 libarchive-zip-perl -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
24 Jul 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 902882.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-10860.
More information:

The libarchive-zip-perl package is vulnerable to a directory traversal attack in Archive::Zip. It was found that the Archive::Zip module did not properly sanitize paths while extracting zip files. An attacker able to provide a specially crafted archive for processing could use this flaw to write or overwrite arbitrary files in the context of the Perl interpreter.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.39-1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libarchive-zip-perl packages.

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